Bravo Signs Up Paula Abdul For Docu-Series

Bravo has committed to a TV series about the life of "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul. "Hey Paula," set to debut sometime later this year, will follow Abdul, 44, as she films a new season of "Idol,"

Bravo has committed to a TV series about the life of "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul. "Hey Paula," set to debut sometime later this year, will follow Abdul, 44, as she films a new season of "Idol," works on "Bratz: The Movie" and develops her own perfume and cosmetics line.

"It fits the Bravo mandate to show what's going on in the culture of the moment," said Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick.

Besides showing the frenzy of life in Hollywood, "Hey Paula" will offer "an intimate glimpse at the real woman behind the headlines," Zalaznick said.

Bravo hasn't decided whether that will include mention of Corey Clark, the 2003 "American Idol" contestant who accused Abdul of coaching him and initiating an affair. Fox cleared Abdul of any wrongdoing. "What we want it to be is the current Paula," Zalaznick said. "We're not a biographical or historical channel."

The pop culture network has hits with "Project Runway" and "Top Chef," and announced today (Jan. 12) that the upcoming fifth season of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" will be its last. It previously aired a similar docu-series with comic Kathy Griffin, who mocks her life on "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."


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